Debenhams creates jobs over ChristmasMonday, 10 October 2011
Department store, Debenhams, will create 6,500 temporary
jobs for workers over the busy Christmas period.
About 40 positions will become available between the store’s 163 stores across sales, gift advice and stock handling.
Debenhams chief executive Michael Sharp said: “These jobs are sure to be welcomed by local economies during the most financially challenging part of the year.
“Approximately a quarter of staff that work with us over the festive season will stay on in permanent roles, making this a crucial period in our employment calendar.”
Chris Grayling, minister for employment, added: “These roles offer invaluable retail experience for first-jobbers whilst giving those with families the flexible working hours they need. We are committed to injecting new life into the economy and this is a great example of how major players in the private sector are playing a key role in that.”
The total number of jobs on offer this Christmas is lower than last year when Debenhams recruited 9,000 temporary staff.